Principal Electrical Engineer

Job description

Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Hybrid
  • Salary Range: $181,000 - $225,000

We are on the lookout for a visionary Principal Electrical Engineer with a passion for innovation and a proven track record in successful project leadership. As a Principal Engineer, you will provide technical expertise and leadership within our Building Environments Group, playing a pivotal role in driving successful outcomes and ensuring project objectives are met.

Day to Day of the role:

  • Lead project teams and the broader group to drive successful outcomes and ensure project objectives are achieved.
  • Mentor and coach colleagues, fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, and meaningful delegation within the team.
  • Collaborate closely with clients, architects, and other team members to deliver world-class solutions.
  • Oversee the production of detailed design drawings, specifications, site observation reports, schedules, and other project deliverables.
  • Build and sustain productive client relationships, proactively addressing client needs and ensuring overall satisfaction.
  • Direct multiple projects across the group, ensuring successful implementation of engineering solutions and financial success.
  • Maintain and develop the highest standards of technical quality, staying at the forefront of industry advancements and best practices.
  • Ensure engineering practices and policies align with the client’s best interests and comply with current legislation and building codes.
  • Contribute to delivering profitable projects, monitoring financial performance, resourcing, and expenditure.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of extensive experience in Electrical Engineering design within the building services and construction industry.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant field.
  • Thorough understanding of building codes and mechanical design principles.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery across various sectors and regions.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of electrical systems and good knowledge of other MEP building systems.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software like Revit and analysis tools such as SKM and SAM.
  • Proven experience in a leadership capacity within an MEP Engineering Consultancy or related field.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) or equivalent professional certification (preferred).
  • LEED AP accreditation (preferred).


  • Generous benefits package.
  • Annual discretionary bonus.
  • Generous PTO - 5 weeks in addition to 10 paid holidays.
  • 401k with company match.
  • Hybrid working & summer hours.
  • Reimbursement for certain professional licenses, renewals, and exam fees.
  • Access to a global network of experts.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Involvement in our Young Employees Forum, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, BH Women’s Network, and/or our Black at BH ERG.

To apply for the Principal Electrical Engineer position, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.


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